Real Clear Markets: Tech Lash: The Populist Abuse of Antitrust Enforcement

Real Clear Markets: Tech Lash: The Populist Abuse of Antitrust Enforcement

America’s large successful tech companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple are facing heightened scrutiny from federal and state officials. Increasingly, populists from both the left and the right are calling for the break-up and structural reorganization of America’s tech companies based on misguided notion that big is bad. In addition to a recent spate of highly partisan congressional…

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Houston Chronicle: Opinion: Don’t stop tech in Texas

Houston Chronicle: Opinion: Don’t stop tech in Texas

Texas Innovation Regarding “U.S. hits Google in antitrust suit,” (A1, Oct. 21): The recent antitrust lawsuit against Google, joined by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, misapplies antitrust law and threatens Texas’ burgeoning tech sector. The proper standard for antitrust law is preventing consumer harm. It is difficult to argue Google causes harm to consumers when search is free and the cost of…

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Cato Institute: Immigration and State Institutions: Does Region of Origin Matter?

Cato Institute: Immigration and State Institutions: Does Region of Origin Matter?

Some immigration opponents claim that immigrants import bad institutions and policies from their country of origin into their new home country. We argue just the opposite—namely, that immigrants are more likely to self‐​select into countries with better institutions than those in their home countries. Researchers have examined this issue in both a cross‐​country and within‐​country context. Their findings have been mixed.…

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OCR: Work-at-home crowd prefers to relocate to places with lower taxes, less regulation

OCR: Work-at-home crowd prefers to relocate to places with lower taxes, less regulation

When people can work wherever they want, where do they choose to live? And perhaps more importantly, where do they choose to leave? Traditionally, decisions about where to live have been closely tied to decisions about where to work. If you got a job in Phoenix, you head to Phoenix. COVID-19-related workplace disruptions caused many companies to move all or…

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Urbane Cowboys: Antitrust Abuse with Ashley Baker

Urbane Cowboys: Antitrust Abuse with Ashley Baker

Welcome: Hello Americans. This is the Urbane Cowboys podcast with Josiah Neeley of R Street Institute and Doug McCullough of Lone Start Policy Institute. Good Day. Josiah Neeley: Welcome to the Urbane Cowboys podcast. I am Josiah Neeley with the R Street Institute. Doug McCullough: And I am Doug McCullough with the Lone Star Policy Institute. Josiah Neeley: Today we…

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Alliance on Antitrust

Alliance on Antitrust

The Lone Star Policy Institute is pleased to be part of the efforts of the Alliance on Antitrust to preserve the proper role of antitrust enforcement. We are witnessing troubling calls to break up large, successful American companies merely because of size, or to score political points. Preserving the consumer welfare standard limits politicization of antitrust enforcement, fosters innovation, and ensures consumer…

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